Security News Archive

Hacker News was hacked? Characters Vulnerability found

Today I discovered an interesting vulnerability in the Ycombinator’s Hacker News website. For those of you who don’t know what’s all about this website, below I added a short description of it: Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is

Skype bug that allowed hackers to find users IP information was fixed

Up until now more or less experienced hackers were able to find the IP address used by a Skype user only by knowing the account name. Hackers were able to attack their victims after knowing the IP addresses of them. This bug was first discovered in 2012.

Paris Attacks were Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS

According to The Intercept, there are signs that point to unencrypted communications between the attackers from the Paris Attacks that happened in November 2015. Remember that on the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, the capital of France, and

NetHack DevTeam announced the release of NetHack 3.6

NetHack is one of the all-time top 100 video games. That’s how the Time magazine named an article back in 2012. Today the NetHack devteam is happy to announce the release of NetHack 3.6. What is NetHack? According to wikipedia, “NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game

CloudFlare websites load faster with HTTP/2

Starting from today, all CloudFlare websites are loading almost twice faster than before. Cloudflare enabled HTTP/2 for all accounts that enabled the SSL/TLS connections, even for the free customers. According to a CloudFlare blog post, “If you are a customer on the Free or Pro plan, there

Anonymous released an ISIS hacking guide

As an answer to the ISIS guide that explained how to protect against Anonymous hackers, the Anonymous hacking group released a guide to explain how to find, deface and hack ISIS online accounts and websites. But first, below you can find the ISIS guide that explains in

ProtonMail under DDOS attack

Since two days ago, ProtonMail was hit by a massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. This severe attack that started on November 3rd, 2015 was very sophisticated and took Proton Mail offline for almost 24 hours. What is Protonmail? ProtonMail is an email service that is

15 days until DefCamp 2015

Security conference DefCamp is organized between 19 and 20 November in Bucharest, Romania. The conference is held at Crystal Palace Ballrooms. This conference will cover the INFOSEC field, gathering under the same roof security specialists, entrepreneurs and developers, managers from both private and public sector. In November

Top 7 Cyber Attack Maps

In the last period I’ve seen a lot of big companies developing their personal Cyber Attack maps. Interesting for me was to find out that even the US and EU governments implied in these projects (probably because they finally understood the importance of cyber security). Below you’ll

Edward Snowden to NSA – “Can you hear me now?”

Edward Snowden recently joined Twitter and his first tweet is addressed to the National Security Agency, NSA. This is a direct attack for the freedom of the press. Can you hear me now? — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015 There are 100k retweets and almost 100k